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Eastern-European Throwdown at the New Deal Cafe

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New Deal Cafe, 113 Centerway Street, Greenbelt, MD

An EPIC double-bill: Orchester Praževica & the Baltimore Klezmer Allstars! No cover! Tipping encouraged. Reservations are HIGHLY recommended. Call the New Deal at 301-474-5642 to make 'em!

Baltimore Klezmer Allstars -- Seth Kibel -- clarinet, flute, saxophone Michael Raitzyk -- electric guitar Tom Holtz -- tuba Jim Hannah -- drums

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When You're Smiling

Instrumental jazz, swing, and klezmer from one of the Mid-Atlantic's premier woodwind specialists.

Seth Kibel -- clarinet, tenor saxophone, flute
Sean Lane -- piano
Bob Abbott -- double bass
Nick Ruggieri -- drums

Produced by Seth Kibel. Recorded and engineered by Mike Monseur at Bias Studios, Springfield, Va. Mixed and mastered by Steve Steckler at Asparagus Media, Takoma Park, Md. Album design by Sandy Alexander. Cover art by Gina DeLuca. Seth Kibel uses Rovner ligatures and barrels. 

Seth Kibel Presents: Songs of Snark & Despair

This album is a collection of songs written and recorded in wake of the 2016 Presidential election. With a progressive outlook, and an unhealthy dose of dark humor, these tunes traverse a wide landscape of musical genres, including blues, swing, klezmer, bossa nova, reggae, and more.


With an all-star cast of local musical luminaries, including the following:

Arch Alcantara -- electric guitar, vocals
Flo Anito -- vocals
Simone Baron -- accordion
Black Betty -- vocals
Christopher Brown -- electric bass
Daniel Brown -- double bass
Billy Coulter -- vocals
Wes Crawford -- drums
Jared Denhard -- trombone
Damon Foreman -- electric guitar, vocals
Ira Gitlin -- banjo
Adam Gonzalez -- cello
Helen Hausmann -- violin, vocals
Tom Holtz -- tuba
Seth Kibel -- clarinet, tenor saxophone, flute
David Kitchen -- guitar, vocals
Sean Lane -- piano
Aaron Malone -- violin
Bill Neri -- viola
Cristian Perez -- acoustic guitar
Russell Rodgers -- electric bass
Nick Ruggieri -- drums
Steve Steckler -- electric guitar
Tom Teasley -- percussion
Chris Urquiaga -- vocals

Music & lyrics by Seth Kibel
All songs copyright 2017 Seth Kibel (Willard’s Melodies, ASCAP)
Produced by Seth Kibel and Steve Steckler
Recorded and mixed by Steve Steckler at Asparagus Media, Takoma Park, MD
Mastered by Recording Arts, Arlington, VA
Album design and layout by Sandy Alexander
Cover art by Kevin Kallaugher (KAL) --


No Words -- Instrumental Jazz & Klezmer by Seth Kibel

12 original instrumental compositions by Seth, in a variety of musical genres, including swing, gypsy jazz, and klezmer.

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Seth Kibel – clarinet, flute, tenor saxophone (all tracks)

Tracks 1, 3, 5, 7, 10:
Sami Arefin – guitar (all solos, except Track 7, 2nd solo)
Kevin Doran – guitar (Track 7, 2nd solo)
Scott Giambusso – double bass
Mark Carson – drums

Tracks 2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 11, 12:
Sean Lane – piano
Bob Abbott – double bass
Wes Crawford -- drums

Recorded and mixed by Blake Althen at Human Factor, Arlington, Virginia.
Mastered by Steve Steckler at Asparagus Media, Takoma Park, Maryland.
Design and layout by Sandy Alexander.
Photography by Jonathan Timmes.


Jazz For People Who Are Shorter Than Me

This album features both original compositions and creative reimaginings of many classic children's favorites such as "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star," "Down By The Bay," "Row, Row, Row Your Boat" and more. While this is nominally a "jazz" record, it covers a wide stylistic breadth, including blues, boogie-woogie, rock, and yes, even a little klezmer.

Seth Kibel is one of the Mid-Atlantic's premier woodwind specialists, working with some of the best bands in jazz, swing, and more. Wowing audiences on saxophone, clarinet, and flute, Seth has made a name for himself in the Washington/Baltimore region, and beyond. He is the featured performer with The Alexandria Kleztet, Bay Jazz Project, Music Pilgrim Trio, The Natty Beaux, and more. Winner of 25 Washington Area Music Awards (Wammies), including "Best World Music Instrumentalist" (2003-11) and "Best Jazz Instrumentalist" (2005, 2007-8, 2011-13).

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Seth Kibel – clarinet, flute, tenor saxophone, vocals on tracks 6 & 8
Michael Raitzyk – guitar (all tracks)
Daryl Davis – piano (tracks 2 & 3)
Bob Abbott – double bass (tracks 1 – 5, 7, 10)
Tom Holtz – tuba (tracks 6, 8, 9, 11)
Wes Crawford – drums (tracks 1 – 5, 7, 10)
Mark Carson – drums (tracks 6, 8, 9, 11)
Mary Alouette – vocals (tracks 2, 4, 10)
William & Josephine Kibel – vocals (tracks 6 & 8)

All arrangements by Seth Kibel. Tracks 5, 6, 7, 9 copyright 2014 Seth Kibel (Willard’s Melodies, ASCAP).

Produced by Seth Kibel, with Jeff Gruber.

Buy this album at
Jazz For People Who Are Shorter Than Me on iTunes